<h1>Content Placeholder with Pure CSS</h1>
<p>A <i class="fa fa-codepen fa-lg"></i> by <a href="https://codepen.io/orangtanah" target="_blank">Fathy AR</a></p>
<p>If you feel bored with the spinning circle while the content of the web page is being  loaded, maybe you should try this one. Try to use content placeholder instead of the ordinary spinning circle. It's been used by many sites like Facebook, Medium, etc.</p>
<div id="content">
  <div class="skeleton">
    <div class="skeleton-wrapper">
      <div class="skeleton-wrapper-inner">
        <div class="skeleton-wrapper-body">
          <div class="skeleton-avatar"></div>
          <div class="skeleton-author"></div>
          <div class="skeleton-label"></div>
          <div class="skeleton-content-1"></div>
          <div class="skeleton-content-2"></div>
          <div class="skeleton-content-3"></div>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
@import url("https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css");
@import url("https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400");
body {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 15px;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  font-family: "Roboto", sans-serif;
  font-weight: 200;
}
h1,h2,p {
  margin: 25px 20px;
  font-weight: 200;
  text-align: center;
}
body, a {
  color: #00ab6c !important;
}
#content {
  max-width: 500px;
  margin: 0 auto;
}
.skeleton-wrapper {
  background: #fff;
  border: 1px solid;
  border-color: #e5e6e9 #dfe0e4 #d0d1d5;
  border-radius: 4px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 4px;
  margin: 10px 15px;
}

.skeleton-wrapper-inner {
  height: 150px;
  padding: 15px;
  position: relative;
}

.skeleton-wrapper-body div {
  -webkit-animation-duration: 1s;
  -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards;
  -webkit-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
  -webkit-animation-name: placeholderSkeleton;
  -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear;
  background: #f6f7f8;
  background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left center, right center, from(#f6f7f8), color-stop(.2, #edeef1), color-stop(.4, #f6f7f8), to(#f6f7f8));
  background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left, #f6f7f8 0%, #edeef1 20%, #f6f7f8 40%, #f6f7f8 100%);
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: 800px 104px;
  height: 104px;
  position: relative;
}

.skeleton-wrapper-body {
  -webkit-animation-name: skeletonAnimate;
  background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, center top, center bottom, from(deg), color-stop(0, red), color-stop(.15, orange), color-stop(.3, yellow), color-stop(.45, green), color-stop(.6, blue), color-stop(.75, indigo), color-stop(.8, violet), to(red));
  background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(135deg, red 0%, orange 15%, yellow 30%, green 45%, blue 60%,indigo 75%, violet 80%, red 100%);
  background-repeat: repeat;
  background-size: 50% auto;
}

.skeleton-wrapper-body div {
  position: absolute;
  right: 15px;
  left: 15px;
  top: 15px;
}

div.skeleton-avatar {
  height: 60px;
  width: 60px;
  border-radius: 60px;
  right: auto;
}
div.skeleton-author {
  top: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  left: 95px;
  width: 150px;
}

div.skeleton-label {
  left: 95px;
  top: 50px;
  height: 10px;
  width: 100px;
}
div.skeleton-content-1,
div.skeleton-content-2,
div.skeleton-content-3 {
  left: 15px;
  right: 15px;
  height: 10px;
}
div.skeleton-content-1 {
  top: 100px;
}
div.skeleton-content-2 {
  top: 120px;
}
div.skeleton-content-3 {
  top: 140px;
}

@-webkit-keyframes placeholderSkeleton {
  0% {
    background-position: -468px 0;
  }
  100% {
    background-position: 468px 0;
  }
}

@-webkit-keyframes skeletonAnimate {
  from {
    background-position: top left;
  }
  to {
    background-position: top right;
  }
}

External CSS

  1. https://codepen.io/orangtanah/pen/ZKqjRL

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